Monday, 26 June 2017

Wedding, Floral and Summer

I've got a threesome of cards to show you today so grab a drink and pull up a chair.

My first is a wedding card using a LOTV topper with a Memory Box frame die, Dovecraft punched flowers, Xcut heart die and Uniko sentiment stamps.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Double D challenge 'anything wedding'

Country View challenge 'hearts'

Words 2 Craft By challenge 'keep love in your heart'

The Ribbon Girl challenge 'any image'

Next up is a stamp from Penny Black called 'the unfolding' - now this is a favourite of mine as you can colour it with Memento ink and stamp straight onto a card base as I did and get a one layer card with no ink showing through as well as a fabulous image which looks like a watercolour. The sentiment is also a Penny Black stamp and I used a Dovecraft punch on a couple of the corners.

I shall enter this in the following challenges

Penny Black and More challenge 'anything goes'

Stamping Sensations challenge 'use your favourite stamp'

Allsorts challenge 'flower power'

Time Out challenge 'celebration with option of one layer cards'

Addicted to Stamps and More challenge 'make your mark'

That's Crafty challenge 'keep it simple'

And last up here's a summertime card using an image from Joanna Sheen's 'Faye Whittaker' cd with strips of leftover papers from LOTV and Bearly Mine Designs.

 I shall enter this in the following challenges

CD Sunday challenge 'sun, sand or sea'

Noor! Design challenge 'summer'

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

Well the forecast for the next few days is wet weather so I'm going to have a sort out of all my digi stamps.... I decided that it's time I deleted the ones I won't use and make sure all the others are backed up on a USB stick and maybe I'll even get a few printed off and coloured while I'm at it.

Thanks for taking the time to pop by today and I hope you have a great week.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Embossing and a Heart

Hi everyone, hope you're all keeping well and emjoying the good weather if you're here in the UK. Not sure that my laptop is happy with all this heat though..... I can't use it for long before I have to switch it off and let it cool down so I'll keep this post short.

First off I've got a male card using a Uniko stamp 'Natures's Treasures II' which I heat embossed onto a 3 inch snippet of Neenah cardstock and then coloured with Memento inks. Then I cut it into three pieces and stuck to a card base with sticky pads and to finish I stamped a sentiment from HLS 'Mix Mash' set

I've made this for

Uniko challenge 'masculine with optional twist father's day'

AAA Cards challenge 'cas + resist technique'

Allsorts challenge 'male birthday'

Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'

Crafty Purple Frog challenge 'make it manly'

Addicted To Stamps and More challenge 'make your mark and 5th birthday celebrations'

Time Out challenge 'photo inspiration'  (I was inspired by the green plants)

 Up next I have a papier mache heart which I found in the back of the craft cupboard so I decided it was time to have a play. I used a Penny Black 'Jubilance' stamp (heat embossed) on one side and an image and sentiment from my Sarntangles set stamped on the other side.

This is for the following challenges

Country View challenge 'hearts'

Words 2 Craft By challenge 'keep love in your heart'

Cards Und More challenge 'antything but a card'

That's it from me for now, thanks for popping by and for taking the time to leave a comment.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Butterfly and Birthdays

Morning everyone. I don't know about you but when Mojo goes missing I look for challenges to help inspire me and my card today was inspired by themes of blue + white, bugs / butterflies, dies and last but not least birthdays. Two of the challenges are celebrating birthdays..... Penny Black and More is 7 and AAA Cards is 3.... Congratulations and 'Happy Birthday' to them both.

I stamped a Tim Holtz butterfly, coloured it with Promarkers and stamped a HLS sentiment from the 'mix mash' set. Then I used a die from Die-namics 'surf n turf' set to cut down one edge and stuck a strip of blue card behind so that it would fit a C6 card blank. I (accidentally) reversed the thin bit of the die-cut but luckily it looks okay. I've not added anything else as I want to keep it CAS and flat for posting, although I may add a touch of glitter to the wings - what do you think?

I've made this for the following challenges

Penny Black and More challenge 'anything goes' 

AAA Cards challenge 'birthday'

Double D challenge 'blue and white'

Happy Little Stampers Dies challenge 'anything goes'

Passion For Promarkers challenge 'birds, bugs and butterflies'

CASology challenge 'insect'

Thanks for popping by and I hope you all have a great weekend

Sunday, 4 June 2017


As Mojo has done a disappearing act on me again I thought I'd start a sort out of my crafty cupboard and found this Hunkydory decoupaged topper, and a bit more rummaging produced some pink patterned card which was given a bit of texture with a dotty embossing folder. I used some cream card snippets to die-cut some butterflies and also a tag which I stamped a Penny Black sentiment on before tucking it behind the topper. Then after adding a few gems and some pink ribbon tied into a big bow I'd managed to make a card.

and this one shows the embossing on the pink card

I shall head over to the following challenges with this card

In The Pink challenge 'embossing'
Butterfly challenge 'L is for layers and/or the colour cream'
Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge 'use snippets'
Cute Card Thursday challenge 'bugs and butterflies'
Scrap and Craft challenge 'anything goes adding string/twine or ribbon'
Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge 

and here's a quick card using a decoupaged image from the Joanna Sheen Giordano Christmas cd that I'd made up some time ago. All I needed to do was layer it onto some gold card and add a piece of Tattered Lace die-cut holly.

this is for the following challenges

Allsorts challenge 'christmas in June'
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'anything goes christmas + option winter fun'

Okay I'd better get back to my sorting out now as I've got all my crafty stash spread out over the kitchen table and Hubby keeps asking if it's waiting to be thrown in the dustbin!